Alberto Vannelli obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree from “La Statale” University of Milan after which he did an internship and four years of residency in Liver Transplantation Unit at Maggiore Hospital (Milan). He completed a residency in Colorectal Cancer Surgery at Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori of Milan. He was an Attending Surgeon at Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori of Milan (2001- 2011) and Senior Attending Surgeon at Valduce Hospital at Como (2011- to date). Since October 2018, he is Director of General Surgery at Valduce Hospital. His practice is devoted to pelvic surgery with a particular interest in rectal cancer. Dr. Vannelli has contributed to the literature with an innovative theory on pelvic lymphedema and new modified tension-free technique in wall defects after abdominoperineal resection.